I can quit anytime, so I don’t have to

January 29, 2014

“He’d fooled them all, even her. But the good bit was that he could go on doing it, he didn’t have to stop. All he had to do was remind himself, every few months, that he could quit anytime. Provided he knew he could, he’d never have to.” – Moist Von Lipwig, Going Postal

I could quit writing right now if I wanted to. I could stop everything I’m doing, I could leave it all unfinished, and I could disappear. I could abandon everything and never write another word in my entire life.

And because I can, I never will.

No one is telling me to do this, no boss is yelling at me that it must be done. I choose to write, each and every day. To some people this may seem daunting, but I find it immensely liberating. It’s not easy, but I chose it. This is mine! This is the path I have chosen!

Pardon the self indulgence, but I thought I’d give you some insight into my mind. I will do unpleasant, difficult, even back-breaking things if I choose to, but if you tell me I have to, I will fight you. Fortunately, no one is telling me to do this. It’s my choice, and nothing can take that away from me.

My combo counter: Editing chain, 19 days. Writing chain, 2 day.

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By Stephen W. Gee

Author of Wage Slave Rebellion, Freelance Heroics, and about two good blog posts out of a hundred.


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    I believe you, but then everyone with a monkey on their back says the same thing: “I can stop anytime I want to.” ^_~

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      Ahaha, of course! The difference is that there are some problems are worth having.

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